Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 29, 2014 … in search of simplicity

Tomorrow, I get to talk to a bunch of people about something to which I still don’t know the answer. Why do I make images. Note the careful phrase “make images”. Even if I use the words, I don’t believe … Continue reading

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September 28, 2104 … one thousand days and a new kiwi

This is the 1,000th edition of this blog. At an average of about 600 words a day, that’s an awful lot of writing. Though the blog lacks the intellectual rigour of my doctoral thesis, there is a certain sting in … Continue reading

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September 27, 2014 … wandering in the park

Yesterday I visited a friend in the upper valley. On the way home, I diverted by way of Heretaunga Trentham Memorial Park. In the middle of the park is Barton’s bush, a lovely dense patch of native trees. The only … Continue reading

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September 26, 2014 … a change in the course of the day

I expected to spend the next two days as a pedestrian. Accordingly I walked down to my optometrist for a slightly overdue checkup. On the way, I enjoyed the morning light laying haze on the Eastern hills. To the South, … Continue reading

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September 25, 2014 … using the two-foot zoom*

My car has been in dock. My assertion is that I was rammed in the rear by a speeding fence-post. Anyway, though I had a couple of generous offers of help, I was temporarily a pedestrian. This has two results. … Continue reading

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September 24, 2014 … another rural excursion

This is such a small city that you need not go far to find yourself in the country. My choice yesterday was the coast road through Wainuiomata, just ten minutes from home. The sun was still shining though there was … Continue reading

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September 23, 2014 … Southerly gale

Wild winds attacked much of the country yesterday. A Southerly shrieking up to 120 km/h hurled solid walls of water at the South coast, so of course it was the place I had to go. I began in Lyall Bay … Continue reading

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september 22, 2014 … red in tooth and claw*

We had a nice lunch at the on-site cafe and then strolled the paths at Zealandia. On the lower dam, there are nesting shags, as well as many other birds including ducks with their young. Though their diet seems to … Continue reading

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September 21, 2014 … unceasing dampness

I did warn you that things might be a bit drab. The drizzle continued, and I had half an eye on an equally grey election. When I did get out and about, I found little inspiration. Yet another tui drinking … Continue reading

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September 20, 2014 … in the wind and rain

I am sorry to say that today and tomorrow may provide lean pickings. On Friday I wandered around the harbour as usual. Wet, windy and grey. The only splash of colour was the blue and white saltire of Scotland flown … Continue reading

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